Part of the annual holiday tradition for the 8th grade classes includes writing children stories for the lower grades that incorporate core Catholic values. Past themes include Catholic Virtues and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. This year the theme is Spiritual Works of Mercy. The students created Buncees with a story that illustrates how to […]
The 8th grade class completed saint reports last week. The reports included amazing drawings of their saints. They will also be visiting the classrooms on Tuesday as their saint. Each saint reminds us of how to live each day believing in Jesus and serving our communities with love.
The 6th grade has been studying the beginning of civilizations. Part of the reason people could settle and create a city was farming. After trying foods from the ancient times that we still eat today the students designed farms. Our next stop in history is Babylonia!
After reading several passages in the bible about guardian angels the students drew a picture of their angel that helps protect them each day. They also wrote a prayer thanking their angel for keeping them safe. Guardian angels are celebrated each year on October 2.
Today in Middle School collaborative centers the students completed dioramas about different civilizations. Each mixed grade group created a scene from various time periods. The time periods included ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome, Middle Ages, Colonial Times, and the Civil War. Each group worked very creatively to make their scenes from daily life.
The 8th grade class has been studying Westward Expansion in United States history. We have had fun as pioneers trying to get across the country playing the Westward Trails game. We have also had sad times learning about how Native Americans were treated during this time of expansion. The class read two different primary source […]
The 7th grade class practiced the art of Zen during the rain today by creating their own Zen garden. After using their Kindles to research many types of landscaping designs in Japan the students used supplies and creative talents to compose a Zen garden. This week we will continue our study on Japanese culture and […]
Our celebration of Catholic schools last week brought many fun activities for the students, staff, and parish. During the week we all discussed the many advantages and blessings of being together at a Catholic school. In the middle school the students created key chains with beads as a reminder to complete good deeds throughout the […]
The 7th grade class just finished studying several dynasties in China. We researched the different types of pottery and designs from the Ming dynasty. Each student designed a Ming vase using the styles and colors from the time period around 1386 to 1644 C.E. A Ming vase recently sold for $3.2 million dollars but the […]
The 6th grade is completing their study on ancient Egypt. After taking several tests on the subject matter we will spend this week doing projects to help remember the many accomplishments of the ancient Egyptians. Last week in art class the art teacher taught them about how the artists back then drew the people for […]